The key to real happiness isn't a very strong bank balance or having hundreds of friends. It is about finding the small things that make you as an individual feel great about your life.
With that said, negative people can suck the happiness out of your life like it's nobody's business. They can make you feel unhappy too, even if you were happy just a few minutes ago.
Negative people can take your energy, leaving you feeling depleted and unhappy. What's worse, you can give your energy to them without even realizing it.
All the people that you choose to spend time with or be near are the ones you give some of your energy to.
And, the more energy you give away, the more these people will either help improve your life or make it unpleasant.
Don't Give Energy To Negative People
If you want to be happy, you should not be giving energy to people who are negative and toxic. Take a moment to look at the people in your life.
Which ones are the ones that bring joy and happiness? Which ones seem to only make you feel bad and negative?
The sooner you realize how the people in your life affect you, the better. If you feel that someone is not improving your life, you should not be giving them any of your energy.
Being Happy Calls For Being With The Right People
You want to be happy and surrounding yourself with a bunch of people won't help you achieve that. Surrounding yourself with the right people will.
The people who support you and are always there for you - those are the people you want and need in your life. Those are the people you want to share your energy with.
Negative People Can Be Everywhere
Sadly, the kind of people you don't want to eat away at your energy aren't strangers. Often, they are family members and friends.
It isn't always easy to admit and accept this, but for your own happiness' sake, you should investigate the people around you.
Once you've removed the masks, you can start dealing with these people. However, it should be noted that these people will do all they can to stick around. They want to feed off your energy, even if they don't realize it themselves.
Remember, when you've broken free of such negative people, you will grow much easier and become much happier.
You are in charge of your own life and you do have the right to say who stays and who goes.
It Won't Be Easy
At first, cutting the negative people from your life will not be the easiest thing you do. In fact, it might be the most difficult thing you ever do.
But once you have done it, you will notice the difference. Sadly, you can't change the people in your life, but you can choose who shares it with you.
Who Are Negative People?
They come in many forms. People who make you feel unhappy and suffocated are negative and they influence your life as such.
People saying nasty things about others to you are negative people you don't want around. If they're saying these things to you, chances are that they're saying similar things about you.
The people who don't seem to want you to succeed - they are the ones you don't want around. You will find that these people are good at manipulating others.
Don't Feel Bad
If you're removing negative people who steal your energy from your life, don't feel bad. It is for the best for you as well as for them. They will be given a chance to learn from their experiences and hopefully change for the better.
You only get one life and it is not fair that you keep negative people around. You don't have to.